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The Fifth Element(film)

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by The_People, Nov 5, 2010.

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  1. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    She actually ate them. If you watch the movie.
     
  2. Aegis

    Aegis Deity

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    Evil wants to exterminate all life, that's all the motivation that it needs. That's why it's considered "Evil."

    Do you remember the scene where he talks to the priest about needing to destroy things in order to create something else, and winds up choking on a cherry?
     
  3. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    This isn't a thread about Star Trek.
     
  4. Patroklos

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    Thats cool and all, but that was in regards to his own arms industry NOT completely destroying the entire planet said industry is no. Also, presumably himself, he didn't seem at all interested in leaving the planet until the stone thing forced him to.

    Just admit it, the bad guys were one dimensional and lacked any logical motivation other than to be the bad guys. That's fine, but lets not pretend that constitutes a master stroke of writing.
     
  5. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    This isn't a thread about Star Wars, either.
     
  6. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Actually, it's terrifically hard to name more than a few 'really good' sci-fi movies. Like, good on all elements.
     
  7. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    The same can be said for science fiction in general - no science fiction novel or short story is of high literature quality. There has never been a science fiction movie which has won best picture, either.

    When you're dealing with science fiction, you're already dealing with material of an inherently lower quality. Complaining about poor acting, writing, or one dimensional characters are irrelevant because that is fundamental to the genre. Science fiction is a cult phenomenon, not suited for either popular culture (outside of childrens' films, in which aesthetic quality is irrelevant) or high culture, and this is one of the main reasons. You compare science fiction with science fiction, not with good films or novels.
     
  8. mariogreymist

    mariogreymist Deity

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    Ironically, one has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
     
  9. Bill3000

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    I don't think movies or books can win the Nobel Peace Prize.
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Well I liked the film.It's obvious it's not meant to be serious, guys, come on!!!
    :thumbsup: Indeed it is not.
    :thumbsdown: What? I'm sure of one thign about your post… it's a trap!
    This movie has only five :p
    There's a Literature prize…
     
  11. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    You don't read much, do you?
     
  12. scherbchen

    scherbchen well that can´t be good

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    big badda boom!

    excellent movie.
     
  13. StittsvilleJame

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    One of my favourites. Milla Jovovich was way hot in this, and the bandage wrap outfit she wore was kick-ass.
     
  14. mariogreymist

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    I was talking about Al Gore winning on the strength of An Inconvenient Truth (which is a [bad] sci-fi thriller for anyone who knows the science)
     
  15. Bill3000

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    Of course I do. I just read good books, not genre fiction.
     
  16. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    I'm not sure if you're serious, but you did make me laugh. I imagine you are also one of those who think that animated movies are only suitable for children(excluding tentacle rape hentai etc).
     
  17. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    You've forgotten Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
     
  18. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Science fiction is better than other literature because it is about what can be.
     
  19. Earthling

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    Blade Runner was a pretty terrible movie and gets more points against it for poor adaptation - Fifth Element did a far better job with its portrayal of the future. It was a really fun movie, not the most serious, but pretty fun.
     
  20. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    No love for On the Beach, potentialy the most depressing book I have ever read?
     
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